Access Node Requirements for Azure


For Microsoft Azure, you can install the Virtual Server software package on one or more virtual machines or Azure virtual machines. Any virtual machine that has the Virtual Server Agent installed can function as an access node (VSA proxy) to perform operations.

For best results, deploy the access node as a virtual machine in the Azure cloud. Deploying the access node as an Azure VM that is compute optimized supports faster operations. If the Azure subscription includes multiple regions, deploy at least one access node in each region.

An access node machine must run one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2